Romans 5:17 (NKJV)
17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
I love the above scripture because it gives me a promise that no matter the battles I may face, or the struggles I may have in life, God will always help me to overcome. I want you to notice that because of Adam’s failure, death reigned. The death cycle was released on planet earth by Adam’s treason. All men are born under that cycle of death. In Scripture there are three types of death. First is natural death. That is when our bodies are no longer alive due to age, sickness or accident. The Second in spiritual death. That is being separated from God. When Adam sinned, he died spiritually but not physically at least not immediately. The Third is called the Second Death. That happens when a person who is “spiritually dead dies naturally”, they will forever be separated from God and heaven. They are relegated to be eternally without God.
Praise God, He made a way to move from the death cycle into a LIFE cycle. This move is not automatic, even though the avenue is available for every person born into planet earth.
Stay tuned as we will delve deeper into this scripture in future post.
Remember it is the truth you know and walk in that sets you free.
Pastor Carl Benton